Star Trek, the new movie (possible spoilers)

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    MOD WARNING: There may be spoilers in this thread. You've been warned.

    Just saw the new Star Trek movie

    Pretty good... lots of tributes to the heritage
    I thought the actors were good choices and mirrored the original characters well

    The story was Ok, nothing great, but the special effects were good

    Not really pleased with the way it 'alters reality' though

    Anybody else see it?
    What are your thoughts?

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  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i haven't seen it yet, but i'm going to soon. regarding any changes to what we know to be trek (if there are any), it doesn't bother me too much. a good movie is a good movie, and i've felt trek's needed a fresh (and i mean fresh) start for a while now.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'm excited to see it. I think it looks great.
     
  4. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Saw it at a special showing last weekend; awesome movie. I'm interested to see where it goes from here.
     
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  6. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    I thought the actor for Kirk did a great job
    He had some great mannerisms, but not overkill

    The Spock character I didn't care for as much, and I don't really know why
    The interaction between Spock and Ohura was just weird to me

    Scotty was good, but didn't come along till later
    McCoy was also a good choice

    Sulu was good, but Chekov was a little different... I liked them both though

    It did a good job of paying tribute to the past in a lot of ways
    But again, I wasn't completely happy with the way it changed things

    I'll be interested to hear your thoughts once you've seen it

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  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh so its worth it? the trailers looked AWSOME but my friend said it was wierd.

    im not a star-trek fan, is the plot/storyline easy to follow?
     
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    So the timeline of Star Trek gets changed? Does Pike get put in that box with the Yes / No feature? Any thoughts on a Star Trek 2, the Wrath of something new?
     
  9. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Seeing it on Saturday IMAX...i'm looking forward to it! Getting great reviews.
     
  10. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I think my brother went to an employee-only screening tonight and said it was awesome. I'm stoked to see it myself but I probably won't have time until Monday:(
     
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    No, they upgraded Pike. Now he runs Linux and can telnet directly into any IRC chatroom. The problem is that by the 2200s, IRC has been completely phased out, so now all he can do is drool all over the floor. We're told this is an upgrade because the previous generations of disable persons all used Windows 47, which caused many of the folks to blue screen every time they wanted to get a sip of water.
     
  12. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I am an extremely picky movie goer. I'm sure that me being uncompromising comes as a surprise to everyone.

    That said, I enjoyed it. I have a few nits to pick, but they are relatively minor. This is the best the franchise has looked since TNG came into it's own, and the best Sci Fi has looked since Sunshine failed to deliver and left us with Event Horizon II: Naked Sun Man. The casting was excellent (especially Bones), and nearly all of the characters had come into their own by the end of the film. The way they chose to deal with continuity was interesting (if a bit of a cop-out), and bodes well for the next chapter. All in all, a very successful reboot that leaves me excited to see where the crew of the Enterprise heads next!
     
  13. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was pretty good,


    unlike that gi joe trailer which has me very worried. :(
     
  14. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Saw it tonight, liked it. Was very good. I have only seen a few episodes of the original star trek, but still enjoyed the movie.
    I would like to see more either as "prequel" show, or more movies with this timeline.
     
  15. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw it tonight, and I must say... I loved it

    In the beginning before I saw it, I was worried that they were going to butcher and change everything we knew. (Enterprise built in space, Spock showing emotions, etc)

    But by the half of the movie, he like... brought it 360 tying everything together... and after that I just went in and ah....

    I loved it, its the best i've seen Trek (since the letdown of Nemesis, Insurrection and Enterprise).

    He has revived the series to a point were we can start fresh, but still keep it to Roddenberrys dream.
     
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    Here's my personal review (SPOILER ALERT!):

    Michael Bay! Michael Bay! (emo Spock is angwy) Michael Bay! (Kirk is angwy) Michael Bay! Michael Bay! (Karl Urban is actually damn good!) Michael Bay! (Uhura gets slutty in the turbo lift...with emo Spock) Michael Bay! (deus ex machina Spock appears...recounts the only fragment of a plot through a 5 minute flashback) Michael Bay! Michael Bay! EXPLOSIONS! GWARRSH! (wait this is Star Trek? )
     
  18. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Long as it doesn't have Shatner in it, I'd love to see it. I'm not into Star Trek at all, or Star Wars even though I confused them when I was little, but am interested in seeing this newer take on it.
     
  19. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I do have to ask, how many chicks did Kirk bang?
     
  20. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    One. It was actually a funny reference to pop culture's view of Kirk's sexuality in the original Star Trek.
     
  21. Angie1313 macrumors newbie

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    I was listening to Howard Stern and he said it is the GREATEST sci-fi movie of all time. Is it the hype?
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Michael Bay? :confused: JJ Abrams directed Star Trek.
     
  23. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    I know, but I was merely referring to Michael Bay's style of filmmaking consisting of big explosions and zero plot.

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155700/
    (go to 1:07 mark)
     
  24. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't call it the greatest of all time... that's pretty bold
    It was good though

    The plot itself was pretty thin, unless you consider weaving all the original characters together and their beginnings as a team as the actual plot. To me, that WAS the movie, the rest of it was just the framework to hang the characters on.

    I do believe it does revive the franchise to a certain extent. The characters were good enough to build on, and with the changes in the timeline, everything we know about the Star Trek reality is up for redefinition.

    I really liked Kirk... made me want to join Star Fleet just like Top Gun made me want to be a "naval aviator". ;)

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  25. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The plot is only thin if you have prior knowledge of Star Trek, its a catch 22 because without that prior knowledge you wouldnt appreciate the nods to the old movies and tv series'
     

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